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Friends of the Performing Arts (FOPA)


The purpose of Friends of the Performing Arts (FOPA) is to increase support for Rockford University’s Performing Arts by raising funds, soliciting memberships, offering activities to members, promoting RU performing arts events in the community, and supporting performing arts students and faculty.


Benefits of Membership in FOPA

  • Regular updates about what’s happening in the Performing Arts at RU
  • Invitations to special events
  • The chance to help RU Performing Arts students reach their dreams

Become a Member

  • Join FOPA by making an annual investment of $100 or more
  • Be willing to help FOPA meet its goals
  • Our team will contact you so you can plug into FOPA

Join Now

Call one of the co-chairs: 

Bob Kantner ’79 at 815-762-0407

Bill Scarpaci ’98 at 815-997-4934

Interested in making a major investment in FOPA or including RU Performing Arts in your will or estate?

Contact Lauren Prchal at 815-394-5190